Got A Minute? Daniel Riedo, CEO Of Jaeger-LeCoultre
In September 2013, the surprising announcement was made that Jérôme Lambert would be leaving his position as CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, where he had been for ten years, to head up Richemont sister brand Montblanc. The new man at the helm of the venerable manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre is Daniel Riedo.
Q&P: Where were you born?
DR: I was born in Switzerland, did all of my studies in Geneva. I was always interested in micro mechanics; it was part of my engineering education.
Q&P: How long have you been working at Jaeger-LeCoultre?
DR: Two years as head of production, before which I worked at Richemont for a year as a consultant and before that 12 years for Rolex.
Q&P: What have your impressions been of Jaeger-LeCoultre as its new CEO?
DR: Very positive, mainly because of the involvement of the people for the products, for the brand. It’s very, very strong. In the workshop, the ambiance is very good; it’s very impressive.
Q&P: Do you plan on making any changes?
DR: One thing we have already done is to develop an internal watchmaking school, in order to push the level of our watchmakers’ complicated watchmaking to new heights and start them working on these types of movements much earlier.
Q&P: So there continues to be demand for high complications?
DR: Yes, and not just tourbillons. Especially for sonneries.
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